The future of an iconic building in Bolton will be decided at an online auction later this month.

The retail unit on the Victoria Place in the town centre was most recently used as a branch of the Bradford & Bingley bank before it closed its doors.

The four-floor property is 8400 sq ft in size and looks out on to Oxford Street.

Remembering the time The Black Falcon sailed into Victoria Square

In the past it has also been used as a department store by the Co-op.

But its future will be determined when it goes up for sale at the event run by auction house Pugh later this month.

Future plans could include residential use, subject to relevant planning permissions.

Bids will open on April 26 and close the following day.

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The guide price which would potentially allow someone to get hold of the keys to the property in question is £200,000.

Victoria Square in 1974

Paul Parker, associate director at Pugh, said there were a number of “ambitious regeneration schemes” doing on nearby which make it an attractive prospect.

He said: “The property is in a great town-centre location right next door to the magnificent Bolton town hall and there is a huge range of potential new uses for it, subject to any new owner obtaining the necessary planning consent.

“Bolton has a multiple ambitious regeneration schemes underway, including the College of Medical Sciences development in Farnworth and Crompton Place, which will be key to the £1.5bn transformation of the town centre.

“There are lots of exciting changes happening in Bolton and it looks to be a sound place to invest.”

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